Welcome to Chemistry at Waterloo

Chemistry is often referred to as the “central science” and with good reason: it is foundational in areas such as health, environmental sciences, new materials development and nanotechnology.  

At Waterloo, we offer some of the most interdisciplinary and cutting edge undergraduate and graduate chemistry programs in Canada, where specializations prepare you for exciting professional careers in industry, business, government and academia. The Department of Chemistry is dedicated to maintaining the highest quality in its programs and this commitment is reflected with the teaching and research excellence of our award winning staff and faculty.

Whatever your level, whatever your interest, we invite you to explore our programs to see for yourself what we have to offer. Consider becoming a part of Waterloo Chemistry where teaching, mentoring and research combine to prepare you for your career.

  1. Jan. 15, 2023Fall 2022 Teaching Assistant Excellence Awards

    We wish to acknowledge the outstanding efforts and achievements of the following Fall 2022 Undergraduate/Graduate TA Award winners. Through these challenging times the very positive attitude and teaching skills of these individuals has had considerable impact on enhancing the reputation of our undergraduate programs. 

  2. Dec. 15, 2022Janusz Pawliszyn receives the Chemical Institute of Canada's highest honour
    Janusz Pawliszyn

    Dr. Janusz Pawliszyn received the Chemical Institute of Canada Medal for his outstanding contribution to the science of chemistry in Canada. Sponsored by the Chemical Institute of Chemistry, the CIC Medal is their top award.

  3. Dec. 13, 2022Pavle Radovanovic awarded the 2023 Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry
    Pavle Radovanovic

    Dr. Pavle Radovanovic won the 2023 Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry from the national Canadian Society for Chemistry. The award acknowledges his outstanding contribution to materials chemistry.

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  1. Feb. 2, 2023Chemistry Seminar Series: Jung-Ho Yu

    Color In Vivo: Multiplexed Nanotechnology for Measuring Biological Heterogeneity

    Dr. Jung-Ho Yu
    Research Scientist
    Molecular Imaging Program at Stanford (MIPS)
    Department of Radiology
    School of Medicine, Stanford University, California, USA

    Thursday, February 2, 2023
    1:30 p.m.

    In-person: C2- 361 (Reading Room) and Online via MS Teams 

  2. Feb. 2, 2023Science Alumni Achievement Awards
    Science Alumni Achievement Awards

    Celebrating our Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

    Around the world, our Faculty of Science alumni are excelling in their chosen fields. The are making significant contributions to their respective industries and to their local communities. Their dedication and commitment are nothing short of inspiring.

  3. Feb. 7, 2023Winter 2023 ChemBiochem Career Night
    A less formal discussion with the speakers after the talks on the ChemBioChem Career night Winter 2020.

    Come meet recent chem/biochem grads and ask about their jobs and how they got where they are today. There may be snacks. 

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